Ada Lovelace Day: celebrating women in STEM
Source: Energy Live News
Achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) are being celebrated across the globe today (October 13).
Ada Lovelace Day, named after the woman regarded as the world’s first computer programmer, was founded in 2009 with the aim of raising the profile of women in STEM by encouraging people to share stories about those who have been an inspiration and the work they admire.
Despite the energy industry still being dominated by men, more women than ever before are working in science, technology and engineering occupations, according to latest statistics.
Around 63,000 more women are working as ICT professionals, 12,000 more working as professional engineers and 6,000 more women working as science and engineering technicians.